Wanda Dean Hild, age 79, of Crossville, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at Cumberland House in Crossville, TN. She was born August 13, 1939 in Crossville, TN, daughter of Edgar Leland Sherrill & Minnie (Nail) Sherrill of Crab Orchard.
Wanda was a homemaker and an avid flower gardener. Over the years she received many awards in local fairs for her canning, gardening, cooking, sewing and painting. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and enjoyed learning new crafts and sharing her experience with others. She was also a Sunday School teacher at the churches she attended, Bradbury United Methodist Church in Kingston, TN and more recently Oaklawn Baptist Church, Crossville, and loved teaching Bible School. She loved to share her flower arrangements with friends and frequently provided the flowers for church services on Sunday.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Charles “Pepper” Hild of Crossville to whom she was married 63 years. In the last years of her life she suffered from Alzheimer’s and Charles lovingly and faithfully dedicated himself to her care. Wanda also leaves behind her daughter, Pamela Sue Parisian (Dean) and son, Adam Fredrick Hild (Lisa) both of Crossville. Her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly are Hunter Parisian, CO, Jordan Parisian, GA, Leland (Destiny) Hild and Nathaniel (Megan) Hild, of Crossville and her Great-Grandchildren Branson, Slade, Piper and Scout.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers - Armonell Sherrill, Jody Sherrill, and Andrew "Buddy" Sherrill and sisters - Connie Davis, Pansy Oberg, Nellie Ann Skeen, Opal McNeal. The lives of her siblings spanned a century with her oldest brother, Army being born in 1919.
A Memorial Service was held Thursday evening at Oaklawn Baptist church where pastor David Mahan gave the eulogy and her daughter and son shared treasured memories of their mom and the quotes that she used to provide them positive encouragement and prepare them for life - Words of Wisdom from Wanda. Her husband, Charles spoke and graciously thanked the church, extended family and friends for their caring support.